Global Patent Index - EP 1097879 A2

EP 1097879 A2 2001-05-09 - Top gripping carrier for bottles

Title (en)

Top gripping carrier for bottles

Title (de)

Den Oberteil von Flaschen untergreifender Träger

Title (fr)

Dispositif de transport de bouteilles à préhension par le haut

Publication

EP 1097879 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00204267 A

Priority

  • EP 97938222 A
  • GB 9616889 A

Abstract (en)

An article carrier (10) and a blank for forming an article carrier (10) for securing a plurality of articles, such as bottles, which carrier comprises a base panel (22) having a plurality of apertures (102,104,106) to receive the articles, a pair of handle panels (16/18,26/28), the handle panels being in a face to face relationship with each other and connected to article gripping means, the article gripping means being formed from a pair of outwardly sloping side walls (14/20,24/30) being adapted to form a substantially inverted "V" structure. Each side wall is connected to the base panel (22) along their lower edge and wherein each handle panel extends from the upper edge of each side wall, wherein the article gripping means includes a pair of complementary article receiving apertures (92,108,90,110,94,112) struck from respective ones of the side walls and adapted operatively to engage and retain part of an article and locking means (96) is provided to maintain the handle panels in a face to face relationship. The locking means (96) comprises a locking tab extending from one ofthe handle panels (18) and a complementary portion for receiving and retaining the locking tab struck from the opposed article receiving aperture (108). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65D 71/48

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 71/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 71/48 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9806639 A2 19980219; WO 9806639 A3 19980416; AR 009053 A1 20000308; AT 209146 T 20011215; AT 382021 T 20080115; AU 4060197 A 19980306; DE 69709755 D1 20020221; DE 69709755 T2 20020529; DE 69738422 D1 20080207; DE 69738422 T2 20090102; DK 0921990 T3 20020521; EP 0921990 A2 19990616; EP 0921990 B1 20011121; EP 1097879 A2 20010509; EP 1097879 A3 20010905; EP 1097879 B1 20071226; ES 2168662 T3 20020616; ES 2299418 T3 20080601; GB 9616889 D0 19960925; NO 323818 B1 20070709; NO 990670 A 19990412; NO 990670 D0 19990212; PT 921990 E 20020328; ZA 9706969 B 19980219